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Empire


Published January 27, 2012


LibriVox recording of Empire, by Clifford D Simak. Read by Kevin Green.

In a future time, the solar system is powered by one energy source, controlled by one huge organisation, which has plans to use this control to dominate the planets. Unknown to them, a couple of maverick scientists accidentally develop a completely new form of energy supply and threaten the corporation's monopoly. Naturally, the corporation can't allow this to happen... A stunning story about the manipulation of pure energy, climaxing in interstellar conflict.(Summary by Boojumuk)

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Reviewer: GonzoRanch - - March 29, 2013
Subject: Wow, what a surprise.
This is excellent, fascinating science, worthy enemies, really cool twists.
Reviewer: mikezane - - February 1, 2012
Subject: Cool story - great ending
Two outcast scientists discover a source of power that allows them to do lots of different things. However, the head of the current power monopoly learns of this and, of course, can not allow that discovery to get into anyone's hands. Thus begins a fight between the two groups of people: the man who owns it all and sees himself as a benevolent dictator, and the men who see energy as a right for everyone so that they can determine for themselves how to live.

This story is a great bit of sci-fi wrapped up with a moral message. It does call to mind the oil issues currently faced on our little world.

The reader did an excellent job. The recordings are likewise excellent. Thanks!
Reviewer: B J Lee - - January 29, 2012
Subject: Empire
I really liked the story Empire. Kevin Green
has a wonderful voice and made the experience very
enjoyable.
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